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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

ULA Set To Launch GPS III Satellite For USAF

Satellite Is Part Of Navigation System Modernization Effort

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite, nicknamed Magellan, for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is planned for Thursday at Space Launch Complex-37 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates For Asteroid Sample Return

Entire Asteroid Has Been Mapped Over the Past Eight Months

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Impossible Aerospace Claims Electric Aviation First

Electric US-1 UAV Crosses Black Rock Desert On A Single Battery Charge

An Impossible Aerospace US-1 "flying battery" quadcopter has become the first aircraft of its kind to cross the northern Nevada desert without recharging, according to the company. The aircraft completed multiple 72-minute flights across the playa on August 6, 2019.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Cobham To Supply Aircraft Radios For U.K. Emergency Services Network

Part Of The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program (ESMCP)

Cobham has been selected by the U.K. Home Office to provide the full Emergency Services Network Aircraft Communications System (ESN ACS) as part of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program (ESMCP), in a contract worth £64 million ($77.65 million).

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

AeroVironment Receives $45 Million U.S. Army Raven B UAS Contract

Award Funded By U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations

The U.S. Army has awarded a firm fixed-price contract award on July 25, 2019 valued at $45,190,881 to AeroVironment for RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages. AeroVironment received the contract award from the United States Army for its Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB). Delivery is anticipated by January 2020.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Russia Conducts Test Flight Of New Reconnaissance Drone

HALE Aircraft Could Eventually Be Armed, Analysts Say

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released video of the first flight of its new Altius-U HALE drone, which has been plagued with setbacks and cost overruns.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Garmin To Certify GFC 600H Flight Control System On The Bell 505

FAA Expected To Grant Certification Next Year

Garmin anticipates that the FAA will certify the GFC 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection. Certification of the GFC 600H for the Bell 505 is expected to be complete in the first-half of 2020 and available at that time through select Garmin dealers as a retrofit installation.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Bombardier Names Jeff Cole As Business Jet Sales Director For The Northeast U.S.

Industry Veteran Brings More Than 25 Years Of Leadership And Experience In Business Aviation Sales

Bombardier has announced the appointment of Jeff Cole as Sales Director, Northeast U.S. With his vast experience and insight, Jeff looks to drive sales of Bombardier’s class-leading portfolio of business jets.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Another City Passes Drone Restrictions

Legislation Targeted At Recreational Flyers

The city of Prairie Village in eastern Kansas has given initial approval to an ordinance prohibiting the use of drones over private property without the property owner's consent and imposing other restrictions.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Banyan Air Service To Host Open House To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Event Planned For September 14 In Fort Lauderdale, FL

On September 14, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm, Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport will host a customer appreciation open house.

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